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Release Date List: 7/18-7/25
This week the Summer of Arcade promotion kicks off on Xbox Live with LIMBO. Also Need for Speed: World on the PC and Alien Swarm. Check out the full list of titles in the link below.
Madden NFL 11 Demo Tackles XBL and PSN
Football season is right around the corner people, and with that usually means another EA Madden NFL game. On July 27th you can download the demo that pits last years AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets. The demo will have 5 minute quarters and give you a option to choose between four select difficulties: Rookie, Pro, All Pro, and All-Madden.
A lot of people are upset with EA for there Ten dollar online pass tactic, and rightfully so. Will you be picking up the new Madden this year?
XBLA Breach Gets Delayed
The Xbox Live title that had a lot of people excited at E3, Breach will be getting a pretty significant delay. Instead of dropping this year, the game will release in January.
Atomic President Peter Tamte says the delay will give the studio the time they need to add a “hardcore” mode to the game to mimic the real life military situations.
Luckily there were features we had been thinking of adding to the title, and now we have the opportunity to do just that. Unlike with Six Days in Fallujah, which was delayed indefinitely when Konami pulled out, we are publishing Breach ourselves, and it will be out in January… I’ve always said, we don’t make simulations for the public and we don’t make games for the government. However, we have come to realize there is a growing segment of the gaming population that wants to test these simulation systems out for themselves, which is why we’re adding features, like a Hardcore mode, to Breach.”
Breach will now release day and day with the Xbox 360 version and will still carry a $15 price tag.
Netflix Streams Over the Border
It is a happy day today for the Canadians as Netflix have announced today that their streaming service will be coming to Canada later this fall. It may not be a big deal for people in the US because we have been spoiled with streaming content for quite some time now, but people across the northern border couldn’t be more happy.
The Canadian version of Netflix will have its first ever separate package that allows customers to choose a streaming-only package instead of having to pay for a DVD bundle.
No other details have been mentioned including pricing information, but we imagine that to surface shortly.